Canton School District blue-yellow-dot 800 N. Main St. blue-yellow-dot Canton, SD 57013 blue-yellow-dot Phone: 605-764-2706 blue-yellow-dot FAX: 605-764-2700 blue-yellow-dot Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm

The Canton School Board

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Canton School District #41-1 School Board Members

Name & Email

Address Work Phone Home Phone
Craig Stearns, President
47424 US Hwy 18
Worthing, SD 57077
366-2764 372-4788
Kevin Jensen, Vice President
27808 484th Ave.
Canton, SD 57013
366-6947 987-4296
Bruce Henke
710 E. 3rd
Canton, SD 57013
987-2451 764-5354
Tanya Iverson
933 N. Dakota
Canton, SD 57013
987-2671 987-2107
Todd Larson
28587 480th Ave.
Canton, SD 57013
Emily Plucker
28864 477th Ave.
Canton, SD 57013
Tracey Zylstra
417 N. Milwaukee
Canton, SD 57013
496-5587 (c) 764-2256


The Role Of The School Board

The Critical Functions of the School Board include the following:

Establish and periodically review district mission and clear goals for the educational system.

Adopt and periodically review district policies.

Provide Leadership to ensure that effective educational Practices are followed in all schools.

Ensure the establishment and maintenance of a district wide system for equitable and effective hiring, evaluation, compensation, and termination of district employees.

Approve all staff appointments and terminations.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of district wide and school educational programs.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the superintendent on an ongoing and annual basis.

Ensure the establishment and maintenance of an effective district wide communication system.

Communicate with and respond to the community.

Establish a tax rate that meets the fiscal needs of the district.

Ensure the establishment and maintenance of an appropriate budget.

Monitor and approve the fiscal affairs of the district.

Ensure adequate learning environment, including site acquisition, Facilities, and equipment.